Study of Tuberculosis Related Topics in Baghdad, Iraq 2012-2016 Tuberculosis Related Topics

Authors

  • Ali Kareem Durib1 , Ekterina Valerievna Blinova2

Keywords:

Study, Topics, Tuberculosis, Baghdad City, Iraq

Abstract

Objective(s): The present study designed to explore topics related to Tuberculosis, such as new smear

positive cases, causes, treatment and new pulmonary positive cases in Baghdad City, Iraq for 2012-2016.

Methods: A descriptive “retrospective” design was performed throughout the present study from the period

of November 12th 2017 to February 13th 2018. All registered tuberculosis patients in Baghdad, Iraq for

the period of 2012-2016. An instrument was constructed for the purpose of the study. Data were collected

from the health records at the National Tuberculosis Center, State TB center, and district TB center for the

period of 2012 to 2016 with the use of the study instrument. Data were analyzed through the application of

descriptive statistical data analysis approach of frequency, percent, incidence rate and ratio.

Results: The study findings depicted that most of the new smear positive cases are accounted for the

age group of (15-24) year old during the years of 2012-2016. Causes of Tuberculosis in the rural area

were accounted for poverty (39.95%), smoking (22.39%), untreated cases (12.4%), alcoholism (11.32%),

malnutrition (10.30%) and overcrowded (3.57%) respectively, and accounted for alcoholism (27.77%),

overcrowded (27.16%), malnutrition (24.69%), smoking (11.93%), poverty (7.62%) and untreated cases of

Tuberculosis (0.80%) respectively in the urban area.

Conclusion: The study concluded that Most of the new smear positive cases are accounted for the age group

of (15-24) year old during the years of 2012-2016. Patients, in 2014, had benefited out of the Tuberculosis

Program more than others based on the success rate.

Author Biography

Ali Kareem Durib1 , Ekterina Valerievna Blinova2

1 Lecturer, Medical Institute Baghdad, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq, 2Faculty Surgery Department,

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University, 68 Bolshevistskaya, Saransk, Russia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ali Kareem Durib1 , Ekterina Valerievna Blinova2. (2020). Study of Tuberculosis Related Topics in Baghdad, Iraq 2012-2016 Tuberculosis Related Topics. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1758-1762. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10670